COVID-19 outbreaks in Ventura County mapped

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Ventura County government is now providing a link for people to see where COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred since Jan. 1 in "non-residential settings," such as workplaces, food and retail stores, and places of worship.

The difficult-to-navigate site may be viewed at:

The county website, includes a statement that: "This data is dynamic and may not reflect real-time investigation information as this map is only updated once per week on Fridays. Non-Residential settings include workplaces, food and retail stores, and places of worship.

"This list of businesses within our county, reflects a composite view of those businesses which have identified an outbreak as defined by state and federal criteria and have worked with Ventura County Public Health in mitigating the Covid-19 virus within their facility. The placement of a business on this list is not necessarily indicative of a current or ongoing outbreak. Inclusion on this list does not suggest neglect or wrongdoing on the part of the facility. Each facility is working with VCPH and taking all of the recommended steps to ensure a safe work place."

In the past, county Public Health officials have defined an "outbreak" as a place with three or more people who have been infected with COVID-19.